Bowl of Beans
     Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Gather with your community to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with our Bowl of Beans Benefit!
We serve a delicious meal of rice, beans, cornbread and salad prepared by volunteers and staff from Arcata Elementary. Stay to enjoy an evening of performances by youth and other local performing artists. Take part in our raffle of fabulous prizes donated by local businesses. Sponsored by Arcata Recreation, Arcata Elementary School and Redwood News KIEM-TV.

Thank you to all those that attended the 2020 event. In addition to an inspirational celebration the event raised nearly $2,200 for Arcata Recreation's Youth Development Scholarship Fund. Additional funds went towards Arcata Elementary.


  • Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
  • Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. MLK, Jr. Parkway
  • Admission: $8 General/ $6 Youth and Seniors
        Admission includes a meal prepared by the Arcata High Culinary Arts Program
        And performnances by Storyteller Baba Jamal Koram, Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir
         and Asha Nan. 
    Proceeds benefit the City of Arcata Recreation Division's Youth Development Scholarship Fund for the Arts and Arcata Elementary School Arts Programming
  • Sponsored by: City of Arcata Recreation Division and Arcata Elementary School
                            and Redwood News